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Another word for spy

  1. A person who secretly observes others to obtain information

  1. To observe or listen in secret to obtain information

      1. To listen secretly to the private conversation of others
      2. To gain access to private electronic communications, as through wiretapping or the interception of e-mail or cell phone calls.
      3. ​To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.
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  2. To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly

      1. To determine the location of (a target, the enemy, etc.)
      2. To pick out; detect; see; recognize
      3. To become marked with spots:
      1. To appear by glimpses.
      2. To look quickly; glance (at)
      3. To see or view briefly or incompletely.
      1. To catch sight of (something that is distant, partially hidden, or obscure); glimpse.
      2. (Intransitive) To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy.
      3. To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.
      1. To perceive or recognize the difference
      2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
      3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
      1. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
      2. To learn something hidden and often improper about:
      3. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
      1. To catch sight of (something difficult to discern).
      2. To catch sight of; discern (distant or obscure objects)
      3. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect:
      1. To go to see (a performance, for example):
      2. To become cognizant or aware of suddenly:
      3. To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
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Another word for spy

  1. To see

      1. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect:
      2. To discover (a distant or obscure object) by the eye; to espy; to discern or detect.
      3. To catch sight of; discern (distant or obscure objects)
      1. Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
      2. To hold in view; look at; see; regard
      1. To watch (a program, for example) on television.
      2. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
      3. To survey or study mentally; consider:
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  2. To act as a spy

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